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The random Muslim scare story generator: separating fact from fiction
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The Niqab, by Nesrine Malik, TheGuardian

Halal meat is on every menu; sharia law is taking over; the niqab is undermining the nation. Ever noticed how often the same old stories keep appearing about Muslims in Britain? Here’s the truth about these and other media myths




2014 GOP gov’s race getting uglier: Donnelly website charges Kashkari supports Shariah law
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Tim Donnelly’s Facebook post highlights a story by an author who has been called “the anti-Muslim movement’s most paranoid propagandist” and claims Republican Neel Kashkari “supported the United States submitting to the Islamic, Shariah banking code…”




Florida Senate OKs bill banning use of foreign law in family court cases
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Will Florida join Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee in banning the use of foreign law? Alan Hays has pushed various versions but finally the senate has approved his polished proposal (SB-386). When will it be up for debate in the House is still not clear.




Florida Senate OKs bill banning use of foreign law in family court cases
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By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Foreign laws would be banned in Florida courts for certain family-related cases, under a bill the Senate sent to the House on Monday.




Creeping Sharia law Through the Law Society? No, Just Bad Journalism
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By Steven Rose (TellMAMA)

The Telegraph’s alarmist reporting once again puts Sharia law in the spotlight. An utterance of this phrase guarantees a level of indignation in some corners. But in this context, is such indignation justified?




Anti-Shariah bill returns to the Capitol
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James L. Rosica (@jlrosicaTBO) in Tallahassee

It’s back. Lawmakers this year will again review a proposal to ban state judges from considering Shariah law and other foreign legal codes in their decisions. And again, there’s no evidence that judges are using foreign law against Floridians.




Dr Hatem Bazian: On constitutions, Sharia and Muslim political thought
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by Hatem Bazian, AlJazeera

Islam’s calling is an ethical and moral one – not a search for codifying permanent power for Muslims. In the Arab Spring’s aftermath, and the catastrophic divisions and violence in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia…




The Curious Case of “Sheikh” Abdul Palazzi: The Muslim Zionist Hindu Islamophobe
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Last November, we posted what turned out to be a very popular article about Abdul Hadi Palazzi’s apparent conversion to Hinduism. For years he enjoyed notoriety for his novel stance on Zionism. Palazzi claimed to be a Muslim and an Islamic scholar.




Ted Cruz: Christian Dominionism’s Manchurian Candidate
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When Keith Ellison ran for Congress he was incessantly attacked by the Islamophobia industry. For years he was assaulted by hostile Conservative organizations and lobbyists as a “stealth Jihadist.”His victories were viewed as a sign of “creeping Islamization.”




Turkey Lifts 90 Year-old Ban on Hijab for Public Officials
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In a recent reform package that aims at greater democratization in Turkey the headscarf has been legalized for public officials and civil servants. This was a long battle of over 20 years that has seen the extreme secularists lose to the mainstream of Turkish society; hopefully France can become more democratic and follow Turkey’s example.